TasNat_2013_135_pp28-40_Spencer&Richards_HoplogonusRoadkill.pdf (2.9 MB)
Are invertebrate pedestrians threatened? Observations of Hoplogonus simsoni from road line transects in northeastern Tasmania.
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-26, 09:17 authored by Spencer, CP, Richards, K
The Blue Tier region in northeast Tasmania is home to several flightless endemic stag beetle species. Due to their limited mobility some of these have restricted distributions and are considered narrow-range endemics. Five apterous lucanids are known to occur in the area, of which two, Lissotes rudis and L. obtusatus, have a saproxylic (log-dwelling) larval phase, while the remaining three, Hoplogonus simsoni, H. bornemisszai and H. vanderschoori each have edaphic (soil-dwelling) larvae.
Publication titleThe Tasmanian Naturalist
PublisherThe Tasmanian Field Naturalist Club Inc.